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Research Studies

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In collaboration with Dr. Lizabeth Roemer, our team is currently recruiting participants for an online study on stress, coping, and resilience. The Black American Resilience, Coping, and Stress Study (BARCS) takes about 45-60 minutes to complete. To be eligible for this study, you must be at least 18 years old and identify as black, this includes people who are multiracial Black, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, Cape Verdean, and African American. Participants will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a $50 Visa Gift Card.

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We are collaborating with Dr. Jessica Graham at Suffolk University on the Black American Therapy Experiences Study (BATES) to better understand Black Americans’ experiences in therapy. The study consisted of 90-minute in-person interviews of Black adults (including people with African American, Afro-Caribbean, African, Afro-Latinx, and Afro-Brazilian ancestry) living in the greater Boston area who went to at least one session of therapy. 

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We have completed data collection for the Resistance and Empowerment Against Racism (REAR) study in collaboration with Dr. Karen Suyemoto at UMass Boston. This study looked at the impact of resistance and empowerment on the relationship between experiences of racism and mental health among people of color. We also examined factors like collective self-esteem, race-related stress, emotional response to racism, and more. We look forward to publishing results from the study very soon!

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